Estelle Talks Duffy And Adele
EXCLUSIVE | She gives MTV News her real view on the girls as she supports our HIV/Aids awareness event
Estelle has clarified comments she made about Duffy and Adele concerning music industry racism. Talking to MTV News she said: My quote was that you cant tell me that you can redefine soul music as Duffy and Adele because I didnt grow up (with it) and I dont identify with it.
The American Boy singer- whose excellent album Shine comes out today- added: I get them as musicians and thats my opinion. Im sure they have an opinion on me.
Estelle had previously singled out the singers when telling The Guardian there is a blindness to Black talent in the UK. Today she was raising awareness of HIV/Aids at the Get Lippy launch- which is supported by MTV and The Body Shop.
When asked why people dont she said: I think its about stigma like-oh well I dont want to go into a shop and buy a condom. Its 2008 get over it! This is the age were living in and if you want to be alive youve got to take responsibility for your health.
Half of all new HIV infections are among young adults under 25 "it is estimated every 15 seconds a person aged 15-24 becomes infected with HIV/AIDS.